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[Belle Ryon (Davis) resting her arms on a fireplace mantel]

Description: Cabinet Portrait of Belle Ryon (Davis). In the full-length photograph, Belle is wearing a long sleeved jacket with bands of dark fabric across the center front, collar, sleeves, and near the bustle in back. The two layered skirting has the same dark strips at upper tier hem and again on sides of bottom pleated tier. A velvet sash of the darker color can be seen where the bottom and top tiers meet at Belle's side. Davis is standing to the left of a fireplace and has her hands crossed and on top of the mantle. An upholstered chair is to the left of the photograph and a window is in the background. The photograph is mounted on a cardboard substrate. Bottom of cardboard in black: "Cabinet Portrait. C. J. Wright, Houston." Back of photo in pencil: "Bell Ryon". Also on back in black print: an image of a camera at the top of a shield; bottom of banner reads " I HAVE ENGAGED THE SUN TO SHINE FOR ME." Below the shield is printed: C. J. WRIGHT, HOUSTON, TEXAS. All Negatives preserved. Duplicates may be obtained at any time." The backing is pink with circular patterns.
Date: 1870 - 1880
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Belle Ryon (Davis) resting her arms on a fireplace mantel]

Description: Cabinet Portrait of Belle Ryon (Davis). In the Full-length photograph, Belle is wearing a long sleeved jacket with bands of dark fabric across the center front, collar, sleeves, and near the bustle in back. The two layered skirting has the same dark strips at upper tier hem and again on sides of bottom pleated tier. A velvet sash of the darker color can be seen where the bottom and top tiers meet at Belle's side. Davis is standing to the left of a fireplace and has her hands crossed and on top of the mantle. An upholstered chair is to the left of the photograph and a window is in the background. The photograph is mounted on a cardboard substrate. Bottom of cardboard in black: "Cabinet Portrait. C. J. Wright, Houston." Written at bottom of cardboard below the image in black ink: "Bell Davis". Also on back in black print: an image of a camera at the top of a shield; bottom of banner reads " I HAVE ENGAGED THE SUN TO SHINE FOR ME." Below the shield is printed: C. J. WRIGHT, HOUSTON, TEXAS. All Negatives preserved. Duplicates may be obtained at any time." The backing is pink with circular patterns.
Date: 1870 - 1880
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Belle Ryon Davis wearing a dark dress with buttons down the front of the dress]

Description: Photograph of Belle Ryon Davis. In the bust portrait, Davis is wearing a dark dress with shirring on right shoulder and intricate beadwork on the left shoulder. Buttons run down the front of the dress beginning just below the high necked collar. Where the collar splits into a short "v", a half-moon shaped (diamond?) stick pin is attached. A chain is slightly visible from fifth button. Davis has curled hair at forehead and around temples with the rest pulled back into a bun. The photograph is mounted on a tan cardboard substrate.
Date: 1879 - 1885
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Belle Ryon wearing a dark colored dress and dark trim]

Description: Photograph of Belle Ryon (Davis). Belle is wearing a dark colored dress with shirred front and fur or fringed trim along either side of bodice and back of high neck collar. She has a brooch at center of the collar. Belle is wearing ear drop earrings. Belle's hair is curled at her forehead and then swept back and up into a bun at the crown of her head. The photograph is cropped by fading just below the shoulders. The photo is mounted on a tan cardboard substrate.
Date: 1879 - 1885
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Ella Graves, wife of Albert Lamar George]

Description: Oval, bust photograph of Ella Graves, wife of Albert Lamar George. It is an identical image of 2000.012.006 Ella has dark hair with a light colored bow in it. She is wearing dangled earrings, an oval broach and a long necklace. She has a white, lacy collar on her light colored dress with dark stripes around the neck line.
Date: 1877 - 1880
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[An infant sitting in a chair and wearing a white gown with lace insets]

Description: Photograph of an infant. The infant is thought to be Albert Peyton George (born October 7, 1873). A note attached to the tissue paper enfolding the photograph reads: "Photo found in trunk w/ "MDG" initials on porch of ranch house - possibly portrait of A.P. George as infant - see initials on back. V. O. 11-28-83." Penciled at top and back of photograph is the initials "A. P. G. ". In the portrait, the infant, who is wearing a white gown with lace insets at shoulders and end of sleeves, is sitting in a small wicker chair. There is a blanket to the left of the photograph. The photo is mounted on a gray matte with an embossed thick line around the perimeter of the photograph. Embossed below the photograph: "Blackburn Houston, Tex." Image dimensions are: 9.3 cm x 14.1 cm.
Date: 1874 - 1875
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Photograph of Ella Graves, wife of Albert Lamar George]

Description: Photograph of Ella Graves, wife of Albert Lamar George. She is sitting on a chair with her left hand holding a pencil and resting on a side table. Her right hand is folded across her body. She is wearing a light-colored dress with dark lines around the edges and a lacy collar. Her hair is down and pulled back with a white ribbon. The portrait ends at her knees. Attached to a cardboard substrate.
Date: 1877
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Photograph of J.H.P. Davis]

Description: Photograph of J.H.P. Davis. Davis is wearing a tweed jacket (top button is buttoned), white shirt, and bow tie. Davis has short dark hair (slightly gray at temples) parted on his left side, and thin dark mustache. Written on back of photograph in pencil: "JHP Davis". The bust portrait was taken by "Rose" of "Galveston" as written at the bottom of the bevel edged cardboard substrate. Pose is similar to 2000.007.002.
Date: 1879
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Photograph of J.H.P. Davis]

Description: Photograph of J.H.P. Davis. In the bust portrait, Davis is wearing a tweed jacket with the top button buttoned, white shirt, and dark tie. His short dark hair (graying at temples) is parted on his left side and he has a thin, dark mustache. The photograph is mounted on a cardboard substrate. Same pose as 2000.007.001.
Date: 1879
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Photograph of J.H.P. Davis. Davis is wearing a tweed jacket]

Description: Photograph of J.H.P. Davis. Davis is wearing a tweed jacket (top button is buttoned), white shirt, and bow tie. Davis has short dark hair (slightly gray at temples) parted on his left side, and thin dark mustache. The bust portrait was taken by "Rose" of "Galveston" as written at the bottom of the bevel edged cardboard substrate. Pose is similar to 2000.007.002.
Date: 1879
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Photograph of J.H.P. Davis taken by "Scholten, St. Louis"]

Description: Photograph of J.H.P. Davis taken by "Scholten, St. Louis" as written on the bottom. In the bust portrait, Davis is wearing a jacket with a dark (with pattern of white shapes) cravat over the collar of his white shirt. Davis has short dark hair and mustache. The portrait is mounted on a cardboard substrate which has a thin gold line around perimeter of photograph and the photographer name at bottom.
Date: 1875 - 1880
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Photograph of J.H.P. Davis taken by "Scholten, St. Louis"]

Description: Photograph of J.H.P. Davis taken by "Scholten, St. Louis" as written on the bottom. In the bust portrait, Davis is wearing a jacket with a dark (with pattern of white shapes) cravat over the collar of his white shirt. Davis has short dark hair and mustache. The portrait is mounted on a cardboard substrate which has a thin gold line around perimeter of photograph and the photographer name at bottom.
Date: 1875 - 1880
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Photograph of Polly Ryon and Col. William W. Ryon]

Description: Oval double black and white photograph of Polly Ryon and Col. William W. Ryon, re-framed in 20th C. with single mat and frame. Polly Ryon is wearing a high collar and has her hair tied back.
Date: c. 1870
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Photograph of Polly Ryon and Col. William W. Ryon]

Description: Oval double black and white photograph of Polly Ryon and Col. William W. Ryon, re-framed in 20th C. with single mat and frame. Polly Ryon is wearing a high collar and has her hair tied back.
Date: c. 1870
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Photograph of William Ryon]

Description: Photograph of William Ryon in Victorian walnut shadowbox frame. c. 1870. The photograph has faded from age.
Date: c. 1870
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Portrait of Belle Ryon Davis]

Description: Photograph of Belle Ryon Davis. In the bust portrait, Davis is wearing a dark dress with shirring on right shoulder and intricate beadwork on the left shoulder. Buttons run down the front of the dress beginning just below the high necked collar. Where the collar splits into a short v-, a half-moon shaped (diamond?) stick pin is attached. A chain is slightly visible from fifth button. Davis has curled hair at forehead and around temples with the rest pulled back into a bun. The photograph is mounted on a tan cardboard substrate. The outer perimeter of the cardboard is bordered by a thin brown line. Between bottom of portrait and border is written: "Scholten, St. Louis." Back of photograph in brown print: Scholten Portraits 920,922 Olive St. St. Louis." and in pencil "Bell Ryon".
Date: 1875 - 1885
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Susan Elizabeth Ryon Davis wearing a large light colored bow]

Description: Studio portrait of Susan Elizabeth Ryon Davis. In the bust portrait, Davis is wearing a shirring down the sides of the button up front. Her high-neck white lace trimmed collar is tied into a large bow at center. Davis dark hair is curled in front and then pulled back. She has ear drop earrings in her ears. The photograph is mounted on a tan cardboard substrate and has gold edging. Bottom of photograph in black: "ROSE & SCHMEDLING. GALVESTON, TEXAS.
Date: 1875 - 1882
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[William Kinchen Davis and fifteen other men]

Description: Photograph of a group of sixteen men. This group may possibly be gathered for a reunion of veterans (Mier Expedition?) or the American Legion of Honor. Six men are seated in front of a row of ten standing men. William Kinchen Davis is the sixth man from left in the front row. Davis, seated in a wooden chair, is wearing a dark three piece suit, white shirt, and dark tie. He has his right hand on the top of his cane and his left hand is in his lap. His left leg is crossed over his right. The photograph is mounted on a cardboard substrate.
Date: 1878 - 1882
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[William Kinchen Davis seated, with his right hand on a cane]

Description: Photographic copy of William Kinchen Davis. Davis, who has graying hair parted on his left side and a gray mustache, is wearing a dark three piece suit, white shirt, and dark tie. He has a pin at top of tie and a watch fob across his vest. Davis has his right hand on the crook of a wooden cane and his left hand is resting in his lap. His left leg is crossed over his right. The portrait ends near the knees. Image dimensions are: 6.4 cm x 10.4 cm.
Date: 1870 - 1891
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[William Kinchen Davis with gray hair and a gray mustache]

Description: Photograph of William Kinchen Davis. Davis, who has graying hair and gray mustache, is wearing a dark three-piece suit (watch fob across vest), white shirt, and dark tied tie. The top of a cane is visible to the bottom left center of the photograph. The portrait ends just below the waist. The photograph is mounted on a cardboard substrate. Back of photograph in ink: Wm D. Davis Richmond Texas; in pencil: 30 Proofs B235434 [lines] B24535-2 Single Columns (?) 2 3/4 x 3 1/2 WKD/Ph 2:2. In blue ink: Daniells (?)
Date: 1872 - 1875
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park